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If there is a sense when Rita Ora walks into a room that a star has already been ordained from above then nobody appears to have told the young Londoner and future pop princess herself. She has not an air or a grace about her. She greets the bar staff dotted in the hostelries of her neighborhood like old friends, mostly because they are. She bumps knuckles with the coat check chicks and ... Read more in Amazon's Rita Ora Store

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  • Audio CD (27 Aug. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Columbia
  • ASIN: B008LV05EG
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Facemelt
2. Roc The Life
3. How We Do (Party)
4. R.I.P Featuring Tinie Tempah
5. Radioactive
6. Shine Ya Light
7. Love And War Featuring J.Cole
8. Uneasy
9. Been Lyin'
10. Fall In Love Featuring Will.I.Am
11. Hello, Hi, Goodbye
12. Hot Right Now (Bonus Track) - Dj Fresh Featuring Rita Ora

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Product Description

Rita Ora's debut album Ora is a star-studded affair, featuring songs produced by Drake, Chase & Status, Will.i.am, The-Dream, Stargate and Fraser T Smith. There are also tracks featuring Tinie Tempah, J. Cole and her smash hit collaboration with DJ Fresh "Hot Right Now".

Commenting on the artists that have contributed to Ora, the singer said: "I can't believe how lucky I've been to work with these amazing people – we've all clicked and had such a good time in making my album."

BBC Review

Pop stars are often quick to describe their album as being “like a collection of singles,” to avoid the suggestion that any of the songs are makeweights. Few have taken this approach quite as literally as Rita Ora, whose debut actually sounds more like Now That’s What I Call 2012 than the work of a single artist.

All the hit-makers are here, and not just on the hits: How We Do (Party), Hot Right Now and R.I.P. – number one smashes all. She’s worked with Drake, Kanye West and Jay-Z; there are appearances from will.i.am, DJ Fresh, Tinie Tempah; songs are written by Ester Dean, Stargate, Chase & Status... Justin Bieber is surely only a phone call away.

For her part, Rita is incredibly adept at channelling the essential spirits of other vocalists – Rihanna’s flattened moan one minute (Shine Ya Light), Katy B’s up-for-it holler the next (Love and War), a lurch towards the healing hoot of Katy Perry (Been Lying), and the occasional nod towards P!nk, Ke$ha and other popstrels who can’t spell their own names without the shift key. This, while fun, does occasionally mean it’s hard to appreciate Rita for herself, and that seems a shame, given her palpable charisma.

The most unsettling moment comes when she launches into a full-throated impression of The Ting Tings’ Katie White in the bolshy Uneasy, which was written for her by the actual Ting Tings. The inclusion of a Rihanna “yeah-ay-ay” section only adds to the sense of identity crisis. At the other extreme, there’s Fall in Love, a dirty bass swoosh in which will.i.am delivers the least momentous rap in musical history and Rita squeals “fa-la-la-laa!” like a Morris dancer. It’s not brilliant, but it does at least sound like no one else.

Thing is, it’s fine to take your place among the everything elseness of modern pop music – sparky popstrels have to eat, too – but when the next star comes along and claims Rita Ora as an influence, we’re all going to have a devil of job working out what that means.

--Jude Clarke

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Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jane Mcgonigle on 20 Dec. 2014
Format: Audio CD
One of the best albums I own. It's fresh, new and addictive. Make sure to check it out if you haven't already before!

1. Facemelt 9/10
A great intro to the album but should've had an extended version like Rihanna's hit "Birthday Cake" as it could be massive in full

2. Roc The Life 10/10
At first I wasn't too sure and I thought it was a bit repetitive but it grew on me a lot. I now think it's one of the highlights on the album. Also the drums sound great!

3. How We Do (Party) 10/10
Obviously a massive hit for Rita, fun and sexy with an "I don't care" sort of attitude which makes it a tune to enjoy at all times

4. R.I.P (featuring Tinie Tempah) 10/10
Rita's first number 1 single as the lead artist, this was a huge song and was played everywhere. It's incredibly well written and produced and deserves the incredible success it gained

5. Radioactive 10/10
This is another club hit that you'll love as soon as you hear it. Great work

6. Shine Ya Light 10/10
One of the best on the entire album, amazing production and melodies. Love it!

7. Love And War (featuring J. Cole) 10/10
The mix of Rita and J. Cole's vocals together make for this amazing song. Admittedly I thought it wouldn't sound right but it goes perfectly together and makes for another highlight

8. Uneasy 9/10
This track is raunchy and hot and you'll love how catchy it is, although it can get repetitive

9. Fall In Love (featuring will.i.am) 9/10
Another hit you'd expect to feature will.i.am. It's got a booming chorus and is drenched in synths and autotune but is just for the fun!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By DDGH on 5 April 2013
Format: MP3 Download
To be honest, I wasn't that interested in Rita Ora when she first became popular. Although I liked her singles R.I.P, How We Do and Hot Right Now, I didn't think they were really anything special or groundbreaking. However, I still decided to buy the album, in the hope that I'd be surprised, and I was, just not instantly.

On the first few listens, I found ORA to be on the same level as the singles released from it; nothing special or groundbreaking, but I think as the tunes get in your head, and you feel like listening to the album more, its qualities really shine through.

Rita Ora does have a strong voice, and while it is not really used to its full extent all the time in this album, there are some moments where it is really strong.

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Facemelt - This 1 minute intro seems to be a marmite track. I actually like it, although I can see why others wouldn't. The whole thing is a bit messy and strange and the lyrics are pretty weak. Also, it does get on your nerves after a while. 6.5/10

Roc The Life - This is probably my least favourite track. It's kinda boring and seems unfinished, and a little cheesy. The 'li-li-li' hook is extremely annoying and the song isn't that memorable. It's not awful though, just not particularly good. 5/10

How We Do (Party) - If you couldn't tell by the title, this is a pure party track. It's very similar to Katy Perry's 'Last Friday Night' and Jessie J's 'Domino', as it is an easy, fun listen and has a guitar led beat. Again, it's not a bad track, but it is quite bland and not a standout track. Saying that, it is very catchy. 6.5/10

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ethan Sutherland on 21 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
This an AMAZING ALBUM no wonder it reached number 1 in the UK album charts! It includes the two great sogs RIP, and How We Do both of which reached number one in the UK singles chart. All of the songs are catchy, some are very emotional like Hello, Hi,Goodbye and there are the classics like Shine Ya Light and Radioactive. Facemelt is a very good track. Along with Roc The Life and Been Lying (both of which Rita Ora wrote herself)!! So whst i am trying to say is regardless if you are a #RITABOTS ir not you should get this beautiful album! 5 STARZ!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ben lynch on 8 Jan. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Got this for our daughter as she loves Rita ora. She hasn't had a chance to play the whole cd yet but she was thrilled with it. Good quality and sealed
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Johnny Kidd on 15 Jan. 2015
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I had not heard her until recently but when I did I realized what a wonderful singer she is. I bought this CD which confirmed what a great singer she is and it is a good CD, but I did find that there was not enough variation in her music and songs. If she can diversify a bit in her singing she will be a great singer.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
I was excited about Rita and I still am, I love the texture in her voice, it think she has a lot more vocal range than she is show casing and I think she has room to grow and gain more octaves and sonically go in many directions. I expected a lot more vocal range and better song choice, high expectations and then you get blah. Some songs are very nicely done and well sung, I'm just tired of hearing the same old thing over and over again. R.I.P was very good just because the song title isn't what the song is about and I like the mix of fast beat over slower singing, something different. She has an amazing voice and she could have sung a signature song that would set her apart. Like Brandy, Monica, AKeys, they Mary J, I know she isn't up there but from the jump they had a sound that was their own, you know a certain sound or song that you know you get from them, that sets them apart Usher is a great example, Anthony Hamilton Musiq SoulChild list goes on Lyfe Jennings. I'm just saying setting yourself apart from the start, she's being compared to Rihanna I would think that ticks her off and would do all she could to set herself apart from her from album 1.
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